Tennis-Open-Murray labours into third round in Paris

Reuters

Thu, 26 May 15:39:00 2011

Andy Murray huffed and puffed past Italian Simone Bolelli 7-6 6-4 7-5 to book his place in the third round of the French Open on Thursday.

On a windswept court Philippe Chatrier, the fourth-seeded Briton showed signs of irritation but twice came back from a break down in the opener to force a tiebreak he won 7-3 as Bolelli made a flurry of unforced errors.

Murray also dropped serve in the second set and third sets of an error-ridden match, but managed to raise his game when it mattered to seal victory with a backhand winner down the line after two hours 51 minutes.

The Scot will face either France's Arnaud Clement or German Michael Berrer for a place in the last 16.

 

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